Appropriation in art is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them. The use of appropriation has played a significant role in the history of the arts (literary, visual, musical and performing arts). In the visual arts, to appropriate means to properly adopt, borrow, recycle or sample aspects (or the entire form) of human-made visual culture.
Inherent in our understanding of appropriation is the concept that the new work re-contextualizes whatever it borrows to create the new work. In most cases the original 'thing' remains accessible as the original, without change.
Something to have in mind is that a cultural appropriation may have a totally different consequence. A common example of cultural appropriation is the adoption of the iconography of another culture, and using it for purposes that are unintended by the original culture or even offensive to that culture's mores. A cultural appropriation does not respect, therefore r…
In the english language, foreigners and immigrants are called aliens, especially regarding the subject of naturalization and citizenship.
I decided to spotlight this word for this particular project, and to open its perceptual territories through use of subversive word-play and the absurd, dark comedy behind it.
The masked entity behind me is the metaphor.
To say the least, the aliens are living amongst us; watching not just my back but also yours.
Is that something to be scared of?
On the contrary, aliens are very much like human beings: loves getting down to awesome music, loves having a good time.
The aliens I've encountered are explorers, constantly on the search for advanced sonic artifacts ("breaks") and organized sound ("music"). Once you get to know them, there are many other interesting things we can learn from them, and find cross-cultural commonalities even.
I hope that in time, as the human race, we can shed our fears (along with the system that inc…
Whether one prefers the sound of an analog oscillator over a digital plug-in that emulates them or not, is naturally very subjective. It's not a matter of fact but a matter of taste. Of course, being able to twiddle knobs and bang pads are more tactile experience than 'penciling-in' midi data on a DAW, but at the end of the day, if the artist can produce great sounding music then the process doesn't matter.
The more important questions to ask are:
1. Does it sound good to YOU?
2. Do you enjoy the process (Is the workflow actually working for you)?
If the answers are yes then you are succeeding!
If your music is already a success, then why would you need to share it and be judged by someone else?
-Art needs audience-
Here is a thought to entertain: Making money does not have to be the measure of "how successful you are" especially with the art of making/playing music. HOWEVER, let me ask you, are you trying to get money/make substantial living out of your act…